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Amorphous materials news, September 2017

Scientists have discovered that stable glasses can possess optical properties such as birefringence that are usually only found in ordered materials.

Glassy carbon proves strong under pressure

Glassy carbon is lightweight, ultrastrong, very hard, elastic, and electrically conductive and is ideal for military armor and aerospace applications.

Silica nanopowder in a polymeric matrix makes fused silica glass amenable to modern 3D-printing methods.

Cheap bundles of fibres could be used to clear up oil spills in the future.

Fernando Torres recipient of 2017 Embracing Challenge award

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